Ashe County

Ashe County

This mountain destination is known for its scenic vistas and small town charm. The New River and two state parks offer residents a range of outdoor activities.

Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blowing Rock offers a quiet escape from everyday life. Enjoy distinctive shops, art galleries and cultural centers, local dining and more.

Boone

Boone

Enjoy the arts, relax at a ski lodge or drive the Blue Ridge Parkway in this mountain town, named one of U.S. News & World Report’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2012.

Marion

Marion

Marion boasts a historic, walkable downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants. Nearby Lake James and the Blue Ridge Parkway are highlights for outdoor activities.

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